Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne Exits Revocation
Sad news for Revocation fans, as pummeling drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne has parted ways with the group after serving nine years with the technical death metal band.
Dubois-Coyne's drumming is among the finest in modern metal, having provided the backbone for all five of Revocation's full-length albums and both EPs. Phil's departure leaves frontman David Davidson as the sole original member left in Revocation, but the split seems amicable, as documented in statements written by both Dubois-Coyne and Revocation.
Phil Dubois-Coyne writes:
It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing I will be leaving Revocation. This was by far the most difficult decision I've ever made in my life, but after much soul searching I've decided that it is no longer the right path for me, so I will be moving forward to pursue new musical projects. I remain close friends with my brothers in the band, and support them 100% in all their future endeavors. I know such a talented group of guys will have a long and prosperous career, and I look forward to watching Revocation continue to grow and evolve.
I look back on my time with Revocation with nothing but fond memories, and feel incredibly lucky to have been part of something so special. I would like to thank the enormous amount of people who have helped us over the years: from everyone we've worked with at Relapse and Metal Blade, to our manager Shawn Carrano and our booking agent Dan Rozenblum, to all the amazing bands we've toured with over the years, and to our very supportive families who have been with us all the way through this incredible journey. Most of all I would like to thank all of our amazing fans that have made our career in music possible. To everyone who has ever picked up a record, come out to a show, bought a t-shirt, and even taken us into their homes when we didn't have a place to stay, thank you all so much for helping us turn our dreams into a reality. I'm humbled and moved beyond words knowing that what we started in my parents dining room when we were 14 years old has resonated with so many people and allowed us to travel the world sharing our passion. I look forward to continuing my career in music and can't wait to get back out playing shows, see you all on the road with whatever comes next!
Revocation posted their own statement about an hour after Dubois' message became public:
Hey everyone, as some of you may have heard, Phil has decided to pursue other projects and is stepping down as drummer of Revocation. We've had a great nine years together and are sad to see him go. We wish him nothing but the best with his future endeavors and we're all sure that he will continue to kill it behind the kit. Be on the lookout for Phil's new project and stay tuned for more info regarding his replacement.
What will this mean for Revocation and Phil Dubois-Coyne? Considering the pure talent and songwriting abilities held by both parties, we can't wait to hear what comes next. Revocation's most recent album, Deathless, was released in late 2014. To grab a copy of the album, click here.